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Published: Friday, 5/12/2006

Small earthquake shakes part of northwest Ohio


LIMA, Ohio A small earthquake shook part of northwest Ohio for a few seconds but didn t cause any damage, the Ohio Seismic Network reported today.

The quake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 2.8, struck at 9:51 p.m. Thursday and was centered about eight miles west of this city, said Mike Hansen, the network s coordinator.

No injuries were reported, the Allen County sheriff s office said.

Hansen said the quake occurred in the Anna Seismic Zone, an area of northwest and western Ohio named for the town of Anna in Shelby County.

That s traditionally part of our most active seismic zone in Ohio, but it s been quiet for the last decade or so, he said.

Seven earthquakes have been recorded in northeast Ohio this year, with the strongest producing a magnitude of 3.0, Hansen said.

Lima is about 70 miles southwest of Toledo.

Read more in later editions of The Blade and toledoblade.com.

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